Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

 
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Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Dan Gillmor
Salon (26 August 2010)

“What should we call the people who are creating valuable new information in the new-media ecosystem?... If you’re a creator of media, and most of us are these days in one way or another, what should I call you?


Why do I ask? I’m finishing up a new book, called “Mediactive,” to be published this fall. My primary goals are to persuade people to become much more active users, not passive consumers, of media. Part of this is what we’ve traditionally called “media literacy”—among other things, applying critical thinking to what we consume. And because we are all becoming creators in the Digital Age, it also means we need to apply some basic principles so people will trust what we say (assuming we want to be trusted).”


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